This course builds upon the basic protective fundamentals presented in SIG’s Executive Protection Operations Course (EPOC). This course is designed for non-hostile, non-wartime environments wherein the protective detail still relies upon low profile movements, standard light skinned vehicles, and minimal personnel. However, introduced are counter ambush tactics, cover/evacuation exercises, and vehicle countermeasures for heavy and or multiple threats. Concealed or stowed rifles, subguns, and PDWs are also incorporated.

This is an advanced level class. The student needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun handling, weapon system familiarity, foundational marksmanship skills, and working from a holster.


Course Outline

  • Mid to High Threat
  • Mid-level Threat is defined as an increased attack on principle is POSSIBLE
  • High-level Threat is defined as an increased attack on principle is PROBABLE
  • Mid-level Threat Operations incorporating the use of Sub-Guns (MPX) into the formation
  • High-level Threat Operations incorporating the use of AR Platforms (MCX, 516, M400)
  • Protective Service Operations Case Studies
  • Protective Service Operations Formations
  • Motorcade Formations, Arrivals and Departures
  • Protective Service Operations Defensive Tactics/Protective Controls
  • Surveillance Detection and Protective Countermeasures
  • Protective Intelligence
  • Protective Service Operations Advances
  • Cover and Evacuation/Attack on Principal Laboratories
  • Motorcade Tactics and Movements
  • Walking Formations
  • Tactical Movements
  • Vehicle Searches
  • Trauma and First Aid

Required Equipment

  • Pistol or revolver in one of the following calibers: .380, 9MM, .357SIG, .38SPL, .357 Magnum, .40S&W, or .45ACP (no other calibers allowed)
  • 3 magazines or speedloaders minimum
  • Belt mounted, dominant side concealment holster
  • Rifle or carbine with sling (calibers supported: 5.56, 7.62NATO, 7.62×39)
  • 5 magazines minimum
  • Body armor recommended (level IIA minimum)
  • Magazine pouches
  • Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide
  • Concealment jacket or vest
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
  • Casual, comfortable civilian clothing suitable for training in any weather
  • 1-day (last day of training) business attire: sports coat, dress shirt, khakis, etc.
  • Hydration system
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Hat with a brim
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  • Earmuffs and earplugs
  • Ammo: Estimated round count: 400 rounds pistol, 500 rounds sub gun, 500 rounds rifle

Thank you!